Originally posted by blizzuntz:
WASPs lose their job if they use the n word
Hip hop makes $$$ of the n-word.
that's America for ya.
hypocrites and double standards. Cooper says a word that everyone uses around him, yet he uses it once and will probably get cut for it while Jay Z was just #1 on the bill board when the #1 song on it goes like this
I just landed in Europe, n***a
Shopping bags, I'm a tourist, n***a
Money talk I speak fluent, n***a
Reeboks on, I just do it, n***a
Look at me, I'm pure n***a
I bet the hoes on my tour, n***a
Yes us as blacks have turned this into a term of endearment. It is like we have redefined ni$$er to ni$$a to mean something along the lines of: black, proud to be black, real, certified, authenticated, or one of the brothers. The sentiment is look at me, yes I am different and WTF you gonna do about it. And that has come from the struggles of our ancestry that we need to let go of somehow and someway. It is almost like some sort of defense mechanism, this prevailing attitude throughout our communities but we need to come outside in 2013 and see that there is some sun shining out there now and there is opportunity if we could just quit holding ourselves back. And using this terminology as a term of endearment while taking offense to others using as a term of derision is very peculiar to say the least and is pretty much hypocritical.
I have heard this word around me all of my life and I have used it too but as I have aged I have learned to refrain from doing so because I have found it to be offensive to both myself and to others of all races. I loved it when I was younger and girls of various races told me something along the lines of "dang you got that good d$$k ni$$a" yet I took offense when as a little kid 2 white boys said to me "you ain't nothing but a black ni$$er". Now I can't say that I will tell my wife what to say when we are crushing but we have refrained from using that word and I ask my friends to refrain because it just doesn't make a lot of sense really. I don't know if there will ever be a resolution to this because I doubt people will change much unless somehow it becomes not cool to use this word in our own communities